Mariam has wandered through a lot of schools. As a school administrator, she was part of a dynamic team that built and managed a K-9 school of over a thousand students. She was instrumental in implementing a therapy based special education program, building an effective reading intervention system, and instigating/supporting weekly in-class social-emotional skills training for all students. She enjoys working with the faculty for growth and development in the form of instruction, training, mentoring, and discussions. Her strengths are in identifying foundational difficulties and creatively finding ways to solve problems for systems as well as individuals.
Her approach to solving behavior problems at school included conversations with students that helped them understand how their actions affect others. It was common for groups of students to be counseling together in her office to resolve social issues that influenced their lives in and outside of school.
As an educational therapist, Mariam helps individuals overcome learning barriers. Her strengths for collecting data and offering interventions that help them overcome their weaknesses prove helpful for individuals. She works with parents, allied professionals, and the school team to bring insights about the client and together they creatively addresses the behavior, academic, social, and emotional aspects of learning in a manner that moves clients toward owning their own learning. The work is rewarding and just challenging enough.
Mariam’s training is in communication, education, psychology, neuroscience, and language. Educated at the University of Utah with a masters degree from Northwestern University, Mariam entered the profession as an expert in learning. She has worked with centers, schools, teachers, and individuals to improve learning outcomes for children, teens, and adults. She presents at national conferences, has appeared on podcasts and expert panels, and creates her own series of summits and training. Her passion - developing teacher expertise and helping people overcome challenges to learning.
Mariam is interested in more school projects where she can share her expertise for addressing the needs of systems and individuals, in an effort to strengthen others and create learning environments that are supportive, compassionate, and meaningful.